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Re: Awful quiet?

  • From: Mans Nilsson
  • Date: Thu Jan 05 17:58:54 2006

Subject: Awful quiet? Date: Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 12:09:23AM -0800 Quoting Jim Popovitch (jimpop@yahoo.com):
> 
> I miss the endless debates.  Is *everyone*  Christmas shopping?
> 
> Here's a thought to ponder....
> 
> With the thousands of datacenters that exist with IPv4 cores, what will it take to get them to move all of their infrastructure and customers to IPv6?  Can it even be done or will they just run IPv6 to the core and proxy the rest?

A datacenter typically has L2 VLANs everywhere, connected to one
or more routing devices for v4 connectivity, so all one needs to
do is get one or two routers with all VLANs trunked in on ethernets
and give each L2 broadcast domain a /64. Run RA to taste. 

I've done this on what amounts to a "very large data center", a LAN 
gamer party with over 5000 participants. Of course, not many were using
v6 (We really need a FPS game with v6 transport to drive this forward!), 
but it was available to everyone, and, it did not harm v4 traffic. 

-- 
Måns Nilsson         Systems Specialist
+46 70 681 7204         KTHNOC
                        MN1334-RIPE

INSIDE, I have the same personality disorder as LUCY RICARDO!!

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